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grambo24 Aug 2019 1:54 a.m. PST

So many amazing ECW ranges out there now days. Here is my collection of 800 Hinchliffes, a range sculpted back in the late seventies by Peter Gilder. many of the regiments of horse you see were purchased ready painted from Ian Hinds and were incredibly dirty, but a good clean up with soft brush and water revealed some beautiful vintage painting beneath the filth!

I should add that the entire collection was passed onto a new custodian who continues to add to them when I moved to Spain from the UK a couple of years back and I had to choose what I could bring and what would be best left behind due to fragility. No regrets though, I still get photo updates from the new owner who loves them and cherishes them :)


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grambo24 Aug 2019 2:09 a.m. PST

Before and after the clean up pics,vintage figures bought for the princely sum of £3.25 GBP each two years ago!





Vintage paint job!



Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Aug 2019 5:41 a.m. PST

thumbs up

14Bore24 Aug 2019 5:52 a.m. PST

That is some museum quality work, and a great place to hide your gold in your figures.

Prince Alberts Revenge24 Aug 2019 5:55 a.m. PST

Beautiful brushwork. You really painted them in a manner that best brings out the sculpt.

Clays Russians24 Aug 2019 6:30 a.m. PST

Oh I've always admired that line. My hobby regret, when I was in high school, I didn't collect them. Should have bought a regiment a month from Coulter-Bennet back in the days of ollllllllllld'.

Clays Russians24 Aug 2019 6:32 a.m. PST

Are those the models from the ancient " BBC battleground show"?

John Leahy24 Aug 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

I own a fair amount of these. My regret is I sold a large painted Byzantine army of Hinchliffe figs. The guy I sold them to had a large painted army of Huns.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 7:03 a.m. PST

Classic figures with great paint job. I don't think I could give these up to live in Spain.

Clays Russians24 Aug 2019 12:45 p.m. PST

I would take them with me, and collect new regiments of Hinchcliffe troops for a Rocroi battle set, ( yes, they aren't perfect historically, but oooh that old school mojo…

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 8:57 p.m. PST

Wow. Just…wow. Wonderful stuff.

pikeman66626 Aug 2019 2:55 p.m. PST

These were my "gateway"into the period. Lovely clean castings, my only complaint was lack of poses. They're among my fondest possessions.

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